A joke is something spoken, written, or done with humorous intention. Jokes may have many different forms, e.g., a single word or a gesture (considered in a particular context), a question-answer, or a whole short story. The word "joke" has a number of synonyms, including wisecrack, gag, prank, quip and jest. To achieve their end, jokes may employ irony, sarcasm, word play and other devices. Jokes may have a punch line, i.e. an ending to make it humorous. A practical joke or prank differs from a spoken joke in that the major component of the humour is physical rather than verbal (for example placing salt in the sugar bowl). Jokes are typically for the entertainment of friends and onlookers. The desired response is generally laughter; when this does not happen the joke is said to have "fallen flat" or "bombed". However, jokes have other purposes and functions, common to comedy/humour/satire in general. Jokes have been a part of human culture since at least 1900 BC. According to...
Rajesh Vyas posted the Blog
on Aug 27, 2014 , 02:28 am
Brit joke singes ties with US — a bit
WASHINGTON: When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London, the American comedienne Bette Midler once joked. Make that 1814? No, Americans may not find that funny now. In a contretemps of hilarious or provocative proportions, depending on how you look at it, the British embassy in Washington DC outraged their American hosts last weekend by hosting a "White House barbeque" to mark the 200th anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the White more »
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on Aug 24, 2014 , 08:32 am